The Wisdom Project Podcast
By Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
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The Wisdom Project podcast is produced by the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries. The podcast features stories drawn from oral history interviews and projects from the Nunn Center’s extensive collection of nearly 10,000 oral history interviews. Additionally, we will feature oral history-related news from all over the world.
||Clean#007 Trial by Fire: Looking back at the Heaven Hill Distillery Fire||On November 7, 1996, the Heaven Hill Distillery i…||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#006: The Writing on the Wall: An American Soldier in Italy||Episode #006 of the Wisdom Project tells a story …||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#005: Take Her Out to the Ballgame: Effa Manley and Negro League Baseball||Episode #005 features an oral history interview w…||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#004: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Robert Penn Warren||Episode #004 utilizes two oral history interviews…||1/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#003: Veterans' Stories: Remembering the D-Day Invasion||In honor of Veterans Day, episode #003 of the Wis…||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#002: Original Recipe for a Kentucky Startup||Episode #002 features an oral history interview w…||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#001: Interviewing Jackie O||Episode #001 Explores an oral history interview w…||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Fresh and New Perspective
I have listened to podcasts for a long time. This one is great in that not only is it story telling it is also explaining how the story was captured and what went on behind the scenes. There are plenty of podcasts that tell stories. With this one I came away feeling like I learned something, not simply heard a story. Please keep up the good work!
Thoughtful firsthand histories
Too often hidden in archives, oral history interviews typically languish underused and unheard. The Wisdom Project has revealed hidden moments in old interviews, letting us hear unscripted thoughts from celebrities like Jackie O and MLK as well as the stories of everyday citizens. The hosts thoughtfully guide us along through the edited excerpts, putting the narrators in conversation with one another. Each time I leave the podcast contemplating and reflecting. The voices stick with me.
With many podcasts to choose from, I want to laud a new member to the game. The folks at the Louie B. Nunn Oral History Center at the University of Kentucky have scored with their entry, the WISDOM PROJECT Podcast. They have mined their rich reservoir of oral history to show that using archival interviews can illuminate and inform.
And by showcasing excerpts from Jackie Kennedy and Colonel Sanders, they show their oral histories go beyond Kentucky to show a global reach. And the show's hosts beautifully contextualize the audio interviews, helping make each podcast's episode complete. Having knowledgeable hosts also help educate listeners to art and science of oral history. I highly recommend this podcast